Queen Latifah says she didn’t come out at Long Beach Pride event. Do we even care anymore?
When Queen Latifah said at Long Beach Pride last month that she was thrilled to be among “her people,” she wasn’t referring to gays and lesbians apparently.
Some chose to interpret the comment as her way of coming out. Latifah tells Entertainment Weekly: ‘That definitely wasn’t the case.”
“I’ve never dealt with the question of my personal life in public,” she added. “It’s just not gonna happen.”
Okay, I stick to my stance that it is up to an individual – famous or non-famous – if and when they decide to come out.
But Latifah might want to stay away from headlining LGBT pride events from now on because if she is lesbian – as is widely presumed – she’s not showing a lot of pride and is sort of dancing around the edges.
It’s begun to annoy me.
But she says she loves her gay fans who will no doubt want to check her out in the upcoming Lifetime remake of Steel Magnolias.
“I know that the most important thing and the only thing I have to give is love. When people are going through hatred and bullying, the biggest thing to fight that is love,” she says. “So that’s all I encouraged my audience to do that night: to share their light and share their love. Period.”